The Metro Planning Department is proposing a first-of-its-kind Music Row Code that would fight back against the demolition of historic buildings and encourage new development that keeps the famous corridor a thriving place for music-related businesses.
The ambitious proposal comes 16 months after the department took a timeout on new development for Music Row and after about nine months of community meetings about a new land use policy.
The proposal would preserve historic buildings on Music Row by making it more difficult to tear them down and replace them with non-music business developments.
Under the plan unveiled in private conversations with Metro Council members on Monday, Music Row would be divided into four sections, each with different height and setback requirements. A community meeting to unveil the proposed code was held Monday night.
Proposals to tear down buildings considered eligible for the National Register of Historic Places would need approval from a new Music R